08-10-2008 10:35 PM
08-15-2008 10:09 AM
Our LCoS has minimal SSE, but it is still noticeable. It really bugged me when we first got it, but I don't really notice it all that much anymore. It could have something to do with the fact that we have never gotten it professionally calibrated (brights are too bright, whites are too white, etc), which I am still thinking of getting done sometime.Message Edited by Koolkid1935 on 08-15-2008 02:18 AM
I would like to have mine calibrated as well. I guess when I save up the $300 or so dollars it costs I will get it done. I was able to use the DVE disc along with reading reviews and how they set up the TV. I also browsed the forums to see how the other owners were setting up their TV's. That pretty much gave me a good baseline then I tweaked it for my particular situation. During the daytime I have alot of ambient light so I have to have the brightness cranked alittle more than I would like. Maybe reading through some of those can help you get a little closer to pq nirvana. Just a thought. IMHO
08-13-2010 7:27 PM
ive been wanting to get an OTA set up so i can connect to our old 15 tv set so i can have two games going during college football saturdays
i researched and clearstream 4 seemed like it was for me, im 40+ miles away from the transmitters up in frisco with big mountains blocking line of sight + i liked the modern design compared to the old school 70s looking ones
UHF reception = FTW! im picking up 52 channels with solid reception all around, compared to the 30 i could scan previously, of which about 3 were solid and the rest were dodgy
VHF stand for Very High FAIL in my case, i got zilch. and wait for it.......
our abc affiliate and nbc affiliates (2 of the 3 ota nets that carry CFB) are both HI BAND VHF!
but like i said, i had researched some so id heard about how VHF wasnt spotty, but i was at least hoping it could get a taste of those channels every now and then like my old amped rabbit ears did. im gonna have to get me one a them vhf antennas i reckon, if anybody has a recommendations im all ears, or eyes in our case.
if i ever get around to it im gonna get around to the south side of my townhouse and point it at the monterey stations and see what they got for me
08-16-2010 12:06 PM
I almost responded to SJ's postings until I realized that they were from August of 2008!
Yes CTEL08, OTA can be fun and many of you recall that I am a DX'er (long distance reception). 52 stations, including subchannels is GREAT! With rabbit ears, my TV connected to one of the Government coupon connected Zenith boxes only gets about 15 and not all of them reliably.
SomeJoe, are you regularly rescanning your OTA setup? According to this website, the NW Gulf may get some "tropospheric enhancement," later in the week and you may be rewarded with stations from East TX and LA, if your antenna si aimed anywhere clpose to the E or NE. In fact, Houston area DX'ers often get TV and FM from Florida, a few times per year.
08-16-2010 12:33 PM
I'm not much of a DX'er (though I've dabbled), but the guys in some of the local OTA threads at avsforum.com are hardcore. The Chicago thread, in particular, is organized by a meterologist who's into DX'ing; they've got several others who participate, including a couple of engineers from local TV stations.
On the subject of VHF...VHF-HI isn't too bad if you have the right antenna. VHF-LO is pure, unadulterated evil and, when I'm Emperor, will be abolished and any continuing to use it will be put to death.
Local CBS affiliate (the only local station really not subchanneling, which means all bandwidth for the glorious 1080i broadcast) was, until shortly after the analog sunset, broadcasting on channel 3 (mapped to 2.1). Now it was broadcasting from a high place (the building-formerly-known-as-the-Sears-Tower tower), but I'm ~45 miles out. Y. U. C. K. Never could get anything. I know of people who could get it...but would lose it whenever their fridge motor would cycle. BLAH.
It's moved to VHF-HI, now, so I can pull it most times. But man-o-man, that was terrible.
Still, as I'm sure someone said a long time ago in this thread...you'll never get a better TV picture than from OTA.
08-16-2010 1:54 PM
Yes the AVS forum is a great place for OTA Digital TV and / or DX'ing discussions.
Many European countries have killed all VHF. I have read LOTS on WBBM-DT. Tragic case of being stuck on VHF-Lo. IMO, VHF-Hi isn't much better.
UHF should have been the way to go, here but the mobile market wanted lots of the UHFspectrum and in fact, they want more.
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